Observations of Autumn Courtship and Breeding in Brown Bears, Ursus arctos, from Coastal British Columbia

Owen T. Nevin, Barrie K. Gilbert

Abstract


Over a period of four years, autumn courtship behaviour in Brown Bears (Ursus arctos) was observed on three separate occasions, with copulation observed once and two litters of cubs potentially resulting from autumn breeding. These are the first recorded observations of these behaviours.

Keywords


Brown Bear; Ursus arctos; reproduction; autumn; courtship; mating; British Columbia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v119i3.159



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